Radio 4’s Martha Kearney tries to tar Gordon Brown over MPs’ second jobs – and fails

Last Updated: November 10, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gordon Brown: this is apparently the only image of him in the Vox Political archive – and is about as clear as Martha Kearney’s perception of him.

Here’s more evidence that the BBC is heavily Tory-influenced – and now we can mark down Martha Kearney as a Tory/Establishment mouthpiece, if we hadn’t already done so.

Former New Labour prime minister Gordon Brown appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning (November 10), where he made the following statement:

In response, Ms Kearney tried to catch him out:

Here is the correct interpretation of that incident:

Yes indeed; she was trying to smear an honest man – and (even though he wasn’t a proper socialist) a better prime minister than anybody we’ve had since.

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  1. Jeffrey Davies November 10, 2021 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Yet he killed the dentist has we new them giving us our modern crap nah he made his monies after on that circuit of paid after talkers after their dinners just like t b

  2. Jon Lisle-Summers November 10, 2021 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I never thought about that… But, compared with the micro-talent of the current government, Gordon Brown is a political giant… How depressing.
    I’ll never forgive or forget that GB’s enthusiasm for PFIs has saddled us and future generations with massive debts (but no legacy buildings because they revert to the original developers at PFIs’ end).
    He never mended the hole in State Pensions (no government payments in since 1990. Now we have worse pensions than even Mexico (OECD figs). A large tranche of women have been defrauded of their pensions (by changing their contractual retirement date) as a direct result.
    He thought he was being ‘clever’ and politically sound by abolishing the tax advantages of holding UK trusts (the wealthy paid less tax on income held in trusts, but still paid some tax) resulting in an absolute torrent of wealth gushing out of the UK economy and into offshore trusts (where the wealthy pay no tax at all). One side effect of all that has been an influx of dodgy money from dubious sources now owning a large chunk of real estate. And a large part of the Tory Party.
    He never even considered regulating the City, despite warnings from the experts, because it was earning Midas-sized profits, regardless of risk. In 2008 the muck hit the fan.
    Apart from that, he still looks good compared to Boris Bunter.

  3. maxxev November 10, 2021 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    just FYI, cant see the original tweet.

  4. El Dee November 11, 2021 at 6:23 am - Reply

    What charity did Brown give the money to? Did he get ‘expenses’? Where did his charitable foundation get its funds from?

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